The price of the Optimism token, OP, reached the $1.3 mark for the first time since November 2022, when the insolvency of crypto exchange FTX led to a market crash. On the way to the local top, OP has shown a rise of 27% in the last four days, and in the last eight days, this rise has been as big as 40%.OP to USD by CoinMarketCap
What are reasons for this OP performance?
Optimism's recent successes on the cryptocurrency market are not limited to the growth of the native token ahead of the market, but also to the achievements of the network itself.
So, demand for Optimism as a Layer 2 solution for Ethereum was clearly demonstrated by setting a daily transaction record, 690,700, and by the corresponding investor interest in the token of this much-sought-after network. According to Token Terminal, the surge in activity on the Optimism network resulted in a 42.81% increase in fees collected and a 71.38% increase in protocol revenue.
Another key reason for the rise in OP quotations is a sort of post-Santa rally that suddenly emerged on the crypto market in the first weeks of the new year. The mix of Bitcoin's declining dominance and nailed down altcoin prices has provided a kind of respite for the market during the ongoing crypto winter.